I have neglected bringing this tool to the forefront. Some years ago Joel of Tools for Working Wood (www.toolsforworkingwood.com) came out with a very special kit named under his brand name Gramercy the Gramercy 12″ Bow Saw Kit. It is an incredible kit and once you’ve made the saw you’ll find it works so beautifully…

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I recently progressed the videos on making different types of frame saw using different ingredients to maximise performance. Visitors stopped by over the days I was working and we were filming and they saw the saws in progress and indeed being used. One man asked my why Europeans didn’t adopt the English tenon saw for…

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If you have not yet made one of these you should. They are quick and simple to make and give you the European push and pull stroke saw in a single saw which is useful depending on where you want to be. Here is the video to walk you through the steps. Two hours work…

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Several of you in the USA have asked for the bowsaw blades I used in the USA frame saw. I used these made by Milwaukee and found them excellent. I found these in The Home Depot store but I am sure you can get them online too. This type doesn’t have the wavy corrugated edge…

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Sorry everyone, I realised that there was a little confusion by my creating two videos that ‘aired’ at the same time, one via YouTube and the other via our woodworkingmasterclasses. Both blasted off with the lowest inertia ever and I was taken a little by surprise. These are low-cost highly effective saws that are different…

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Some asked if frame saw blades can be sharpened and the answer is yes, most of the regular ones can be but not the fancy turbo ones with Japanese teeth. I put this video together to show the simplicity of sharpening them. It takes about 5 five minutes to do and they will last for…

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  • Kevin Nairn on Diminishing Craft ValueI know a little bit about this as I have been a design & technology technician in a large secondary school in north London for 28 years. Rather than move towards teaching more…
  • Lockwood Ian on Diminishing Craft ValueHi Paul, a really interesting observation. I think however in this world of Technology and high speed living people are craving using their hands. Gardening, Cooking, Woodworking a…
  • Paul Sellers on Following the DreamIt wouldn't take much to get me over to Ireland. It's one of my favourite countries to be in. I gave a motivational talk at the Waterford Institute of Technology about 14 years ago…
  • Paul Sellers on Autism Support in WoodworkingYou might try ear defenders for him, to see if that helps. That's as much to see if it's the sharp noise alone or the combination of the swift movement and the repeated bang noise…
  • Paul Sellers on Autism Support in WoodworkingActually. what's truly interesting too is that without sound I find don't plane edges square straight off and have to regularly check for squareness with a square rather than do it…
  • Paul Sellers on Autism Support in WoodworkingJust use a waterproof PVA. Encourage whoever you make for advise t to leave steeped in water but to simply wash clean and wipe with a dry cloth after washing.
  • Michael on Autism Support in WoodworkingInteresting comments on the sensory perception. I can totally relate, being diagnosed aspergers. The blog isn't about golf, but when I play, the feel of the club through the grass,…